Skip to comments.Powerboat motors out of river, slams into gazebo
Posted on 06/21/2011 9:38:57 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
It might just be one of the oddest DWI cases in recent memory a powerboat sliced right into a gazebo off the Toms River over the weekend.
The boat's driver was charged with DWI, according to The Asbury Park Press.
The 40-foot boat slammed into the gazebo outside of Ann and George Schuld's home in Berkeley Township, N.J., around 10:30 Saturday night. Ann is a popular local realtor. She and George were out dancing when it happened. Ann's cell phone lit up.
"I thought someone had died," she told Berkeley Patch reporter Patricia A. Miller...
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“Hold mah beer!, an’ watch this!”
Every few years some news channel does a special about the carnage cause by drunk boating.
Nothing funny about it.
Wow, 40 footer, twin screw, that’s about 100 grand shot to hell.
So boats, just like SUVs go out of control and crash into things on their own now?
JW Pepper: “You go ahead an’ call my brother in law Billy Bob. He’s got the fastest boat on this whole damn river. Go ahead, call Billy Bob. He ain’t no pixie ass!”
whoops. Sorry about that.
We have the Fox Chain of Lakes here where I am at (northern Illinois), and in the past 10 years, they’ve had to actually put police boats on the lake because of the fatalities and horrendous accidents.
There is an island on one of the lakes that sports a bar called Blarney’s Island. They used to host boat drags from the bar to the shore. You can imagine what happens next....
I think they still have the drags, but there are police boats all over, making safety checks (must have boat up to safety code, etc) and giving breathalyzers.
A friend of mine still moors a summer boat on that chain, and he tells that if you get a DUI on a boat, they will suspend your regular drivers license, just the same as if you got a DUI on the road. I have no verification of this, just hearsay, and I’m not a lawyer, so not sure how hard it would be to beat.
Also, what if your kid was driving the boat or someone without a license? I was kind of curious how that would work.
You have to look up the laws in your jurisdiction, but I suspect there isn't any difference anymore.
Location location location ping.
Several years ago, there were two of those cigarette boats on the bank of a park. One was 180 paces from the water. The year we moved to the lake, I went fishing at that park and there was an 86 ft yacht on the bank.
Twin screw diesel and the guy had to call his wife. He had taken his girlfriend out and grounded the thing. Then he had to get a 100 ton crane to pick it up and get it back into the water. The engines ran, but neither prop turned.
It’s not my fault!
No one can defeat the Dread Gazebo. [whimper]
Was Eric driving the boat?
Not sposed to get frisky while drinkin whiskey when drivin...
Yeah, and he got a crit on his skill check.
Boat of Bashing +5
A lot of jurisdictions (mine included) will suspend a drivers’ licence for impaired boating.
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